Rescousse - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: Yoonisaykul on 01-27-2011)
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Photo of Sammy
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A decent beer, but not so alty. Pours a bit dark looking with three-quarters of an inch foamy head. Malty aromas which is the taste, it is a smooth drinker. A tad thin mouthfeel. On the sweet side, some bitterness and black pepper in the finish.
Thanks Fred.

Photo of olradetbalder
2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear dark brown color alt with a nice large frothy head with good retention and some retention. Aroma of biscuit malt is well balance with light residual sugar. Taste is also a well balance mix with some biscuit malt with great notes of caramelized malt with light residual sugar notes and light bready yeast notes. Body is quite full with a very solid malt backbone and good carbonation. Very well brewed for style and something I will have more then once.

Photo of biboergosum
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

341ml bottle, a dreamcatcher-adorned wolverine (which looks a lot like a bear) gracing the label.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium bronzed amber hue, with one fat finger of puffy, rocky, and yet loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves some randomly shaped lace tropes (webbed, striated, etc.) around the glass in its lazy as sin wake.

It smells of barely sweet, bready and biscuity caramel malt, denuded orange cream, dry honey crackers, and bitter earthy, leafy hops. The taste is still less than sweet doughy, bready and grainy pale malt, a certain toothless caramel/toffee, um, 'character', a pithy citrus fruitiness, some mineral/stone astringency, dry bar-top nuts, and a strangely peppy earthy and weedy hop bitterness.

The carbonation is average in its bearing, and sort of metallic overall, the body a wavering medium weight, and smooth with a more than merely tangy (my first impression) edginess. It finishes not quite off-dry, the biscuity malt, and significantly bitter, but weirdly flavour-free hops doing well to tantalize your palate to the end.

A decent enough New World melding of Yankee red ale and German altbier, but a tad tight, at times, I'm afraid. I will, however, raise the remainder of this glass to my 11 cents' worth of contribution to the recovery of Quebecois ursine species. Because wolverines be rockin', yo?

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of smcolw
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Modest head that settles to a thin layer of bubbles. It does leave decent ring lace. The liquid is moderately cloudy. It has dark amber color.

Dark and earthy aroma. Low hop, stronger toasted malt nose.

Creamy flavor that reminds me of well-hopped porter. Has strong English ale elements--good caramel flavor, but the beer is not sweet. Full, round body with a decent dose of bubbles.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours brown with a creamy soft white head, good lace and retention.

S: Sweet malt, hint of hops, caramel.

T: Quite malty, toasty biscuity malt with caramel. Not near the minerality the better German versions show, but this was balanced and tasty.

M: Medium-bodied, creamy, thins out a bit toward the end.

O: Good flavours overall, clearly to style, nice to see a North American alt of this quality.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of smakawhat
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into my hotel glass. Eek Bottled Jan 2012.

A real gorgeous amber red body, clear and crystal with minimal carbonation. Fluffy white with hints of tan, settling slowly with a large puck. Spotted ring lacing throughout. Real sexy color and attractive here.

Nose hits with classic mix of toasty malts and yeast. Dense malt body with an almost chewy sense coming. Real nice.

Body hits with a nice dense malt. Bready hop and malt backbone with a pine like finish. Toasty brown crust bread in the aftertaste. Spice brown with a sticky classic finish. Chewy and dense but without a thickness that still manages to be sticky.

Overall a real solid altbier here. Delicious.

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of liamt07
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to freud, April 2011 bottle date. Thanks Fred!

Pours a reddish marroon, a dense and creamy dusty offwhite head sits atop. Fantastic retention and lacing. Nose holds a rich toffee malt, spice, some woody notes (tree bark?). More earthy notes with some subtle smoke. Taste has big wooden and earthy malt flavours, toffee notes, with some light spicing and grass in the finish. Light bitterness in the mouthfeel, but the earthy malts prevail and dominate lending some good full sweetness. Medium carbonation and easily drinkable. Very nice for the style, something I could easily revisit.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Thanks to Phyl21ca for this bottle.

Appearance - Brown body with garnet hues. Off white head with a bit of lace.

Smell - Earthy malts and some deep burnt caramel. Smells kinda like a doppelbock, but less chocolatey.

Taste - Nice malt flavor with a surprising hop flavor in front. Earthy malts, like the smell. Not sweet, which surprises me. It has a toffee flavor to it, though. The finish is slightly bitter and lightens the beer. Good mix of flavor.

Mouthfeel - The hops keep it light tasting. Good carbonation and a medium body that seems a bit lighter than it is, in a good way.

Overall - I've never had an altbier before, but it tastes pretty good. Flavorful. Gets the most out of the malt flavor without upping the ABV. Very nice.

Photo of johnnnniee
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smuggled into the country by a friend of a friend, thanks for sharing Rob!
Pours a deep reddish brown color with a thick off white head that quickly dissipates to stray bubbles on the top. The aroma is very malty with lots of dark sugars and caramel. Sweet candy hints of light sweet fruit and some earthy and herbal hops round out the nose nicely. The flavor is malty up front with a lot of the sweetness from the aroma. The sweet is cut with a spicy earthy hop bite as well as a bit of a mineral type flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly sharp mineral mouthfeel. This smells great! The flavor is a bit harsher with a mineral water thing going on that is slightly unpleasant.

Photo of Derek
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep copper with dark cream head, some retention & lace.

S: Earthy, caramel, floral, toffee, hint of sulfur,

T: Earthy mineral, caramel, grass & citrus rind, more resiny hop oil than you'd expect from the style, light sweetness is overtaken by a serious bitterness.

M: Fairly full body for its strength, light residual sweetness, hint of hop acidity.

DO: A good drinker and overall decent brew. I like it, but it's sort of a bigger/american interpretation of the style.

Photo of wordemupg
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into pint glass mar7 2011

A clear reddish copper with lots of tiny bubbles that get larger as they float up to a nice two fingers worth of tan head that leave several rings of lace

S fruity, earthy and a little brown sugar perhaps the brown sugars a little burnt

T what I smell and some hops come out a little more, faint pine and something I just can't place, even with hops trying to balance things out its still quite malty

M well carbonated, full for the color and quite bitter, it leaves a little bit behind on your gums and I'll be able to taste it tomorrow the flavors stick to your mouth

D overall I enjoyed this beer a fair bit, I saw the bottom of my glass before I knew it, not something I'm used too but I could see myself getting acquainted

I'm happy I have a 6er of this one perhaps after another 5 I'll have figured this one out a bit better. Now that I think about it perhaps I should review one of the bottles a little deeper in the box but what can you do

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours hazy brown with red hues. The tan head is medium large, creamy and stays for quite some time. Nice lacings.

S: Just like an Altbier should smell; fruity and a nice mix between malt (a bit dry, and far from too sweet) and hops. Some yeast.

T: Bitter hops, dry malt (only faint sweetness). Light spicy and yeasty. Kind of basic for the style, in a nice way.

M: Nice bitter aftertaste. Body as well as carbonation is medium. The liquid is dry and very smooth.

O: Nice, this is just as modest and nice as I like my Altbiers.

Photo of spinrsx
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

341ml Bottle

Appearance - Hazy reddish brown colour with a large size frothy and fizzy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some really good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, breads/grains, an earthiness, rye, dark fruits

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and the most noticeable flavours are malts, caramel, rye, and a smokiness. Also detectable are some dark fruit flavours.. perhaps grapes/raisins and a little bit of hay/straw as well. It finishes with a malty and smokey aftertaste with a lingering peppery/hoppy aftertaste.

Overall - Lots of different tastes going on with this beer.. It is quite complex yet very easy to drink. I am rarely disappointed with Dieu Du Ciel and I'd drink this beer again for sure.

Photo of dgilks
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy dark amber colour with a hint of red. Big, fluffy light tan head with great head retention.

Fruity yeast notes with some toffee malts. Slightly citrussy, crisp, almost roasty aroma.

Big, bitter, somewhat tea-like flavour with some herbal hop flavour. Mild bitter toffee malts. Good.

Medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation. Good.

A nice, crisp malty, bitter ale. Plenty of flavour and a unique take on the altbier.

Photo of tbeckett
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from IGA outside Mont Tremblant.

A - Pours with a really soda pop-ish head of very loose bubbles. Bright, no visible carbonation, dark copper colour. Good soapy lacing and a film of retention.

S - Earthy and spicy hops with a good sort of oaky or whiskey note. Nice dark malts

T - Slightly smokey with a good kick of earthy and spicy hops. Good dark malt balance. Kinda like an ESB but with a little bit more of a burnt/smokey element.

M - Some mild carbonation and a medium to full body. Slight bitterness in the finish.

O/D - Didn't knock my socks off but I enjoyed it. Easy to drink and full of flavour. A little heavy to session but a nice one for DDCs standard releases.

Photo of clayrock81
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a amber-brown color w/ two-finger head that died slow and left lace down the glass on top of a somewhat hoppy, somewhat sweet and bready malt aroma. A smooth, somewhat creamy body that has a touch of spicy hops balanced w/ some minor sweet caramel and breadlike malts. A little dry and crisp in the backbite for a nice finish (also some high carbonation notes). An enjoyable and easy to drink beer.

Photo of AngusOg
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of jophish17
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark red with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows sweet caramel, toasty and nutty malt, soft earth and resinous hops and some golden syrup.
Flavours are also mainly malty, lots of toasty and nutty malt transfers through as well as some subtle caramel. Finishes with a bold bitterness, much drier than the aroma suggests.
Carbonation is a bit full-on.

Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of mattmarka1
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Rescousse from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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